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Magic City Art Connection: Capturing Birmingham’s imagination and heart for 35 years

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More than thirty-five years ago, Eileen Kunzman, Magic City Art Connection’s founder, was a recent arrival to Birmingham looking for something special to do in her new hometown.

That was when she hatched the idea of the Magic City Art Connection.

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Get a sneak peek of loft living, buy tickets now for H2 Real Estate’s Loft Tours May 5

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Ever wonder what it’s like living in one of the amazing lofts in downtown Birmingham?  H2 Real Estate gives you the opportunity to experience loft living first-hand during their Loft Tours May 5.

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens today, April 26 in Montgomery

 

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History can be inspiring, epic and almost surreal in its scale. History can also be boring and dusty…and it can be painful and sobering as well. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opens today in Montgomery, AL remembering the thousands of victims of lynchings.

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Local Birmingham actor, Brandon McCall, lands role in the Red Mountain Theatre Company’s production of Smokey Joe’s Café

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe rehearsals. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Theatre Company.

Birmingham’s beloved Red Mountain Theatre Company is presenting the Broadway music revue, Smokey Joe’s Café from May 11-27 at the Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre. One of the production’s leads is Brandon McCall, a talented young actor from right here in the Magic City. Continue reading “Local Birmingham actor, Brandon McCall, lands role in the Red Mountain Theatre Company’s production of Smokey Joe’s Café”

Milo’s Tea Company continues to grow locally and nationwide

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Mayor Kenneth Gulley of Bessemer touring the Milo’s with its CEO Patricia Wallwork – photo courtesy of Milo’s

Earlier this week, Milo’s Tea Company announced that they will be adding 30 positions – including a third shift – to their team . This announcement follows the opening of their newly expanded 15.5 acre headquarters in Bessemer, Alabama which was reported on by Bham Now last fall. Continue reading “Milo’s Tea Company continues to grow locally and nationwide”

Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program

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Birmingham innovator, Covalence has recognized the need for a fast-track method to train the next generation of software developers, right here in Birmingham.

Matt Landers, Will Johnston and Matt Morgan, founders of Covalence, began the coding boot-camp after realizing how difficult it was to find qualified developers in Birmingham for their software company, Platypi. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program”

C-SPAN honors Ramsay High School documentary contest winners

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Ta’Kaiya Cooper (left) and Ashleigh Richardson (right) with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo via studentcam.org.

C-SPAN is in Birmingham today, Tuesday, April 24, to celebrate two 12th graders from Ramsay High School. Ashleigh Richardson and Ta’Kaiya Cooper won a second-place prize for their entry, entitled “You Matter,” in the news outlet’s 2018 StudentCam documentary contest.
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Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham

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Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog. Photo via Benno Friedman:Corbis.

You’ve heard of The Muppets. The well-known and beloved puppets created by the incredibly imaginative puppeteer, Jim Henson. But did you know that one of Henson’s most popular puppets, Kermit the Frog, actually got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham? Continue reading “Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham”

Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema reaches fundraising milestone

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Since 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk. MAKE MOVIE MAGIC, a campaign to fund the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema is well underway to create a permanent home for this innovative and important piece of Birmingham’s cultural puzzle.

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